• Actor Aubrey Plaza and writer-director Jeff Baena make a formidable pair in the world of American comedy filmmaking. Known for her charmingly deadpan style and dry sense of humor, Plaza is beloved for her role as April Ludgate on the TV show Parks and Recreation and for stellar performances in indie favorites such as Safety Not Guaranteed, while Baena’s three whip-smart feature films, all of which star Plaza, have established him as an exciting figure on the independent-film scene. While in town for the theatrical premiere of their latest collaboration, a modern spin on the Decameron called The Little Hours, in which Plaza plays a sexually frustrated nun, the couple stopped by for a visit to our closet. Get a taste of their dry banter and cinephilic passions in the video above, which shows them snatching up everything from Preston Sturges’s The Lady Eve to Todd Haynes’s Safe.

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  • By mvpreiato
    July 17, 2017
    03:35 PM

    I'm sure both are true talents in their fields but I don't know if I can spend more than five minutes talking to them about movies or laundry detergents. Listening to their monotone vocal fry-laced closet picks gave me a headache.
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  • By Pat McCann
    July 17, 2017
    04:25 PM

    Finally someone takes Under the Volcano from out of the mothballs.
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  • By David Hollingsworth
    July 17, 2017
    10:28 PM

    At least Plaza took out Under the Volcano, which is barely mentioned in the videos. So I'll give them that.
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  • By vanscottie
    July 18, 2017
    09:18 PM

    I can't believe you let these two idiots into the "Holiest of Holies!" They act like they just walked off the street and their knowledge of films start around 1990 For some hilarious responses you should check out the Facebook Group, Criterion Considered, they mock this video mercilessly!
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  • By Zachary Barnhart
    July 21, 2017
    09:32 PM

    That was absolutely horrid, and really doesn't serve this series well at all. What an insipid, smug, and shallow couple of people. Please, no more of that.
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